Arizona Literacy Director, Read On Arizona
Terri Clark was appointed the Arizona Literacy Director in June 2012. In this role, she leads Read On Arizona, our state’s early literacy initiative, which takes a collective impact approach to improving language and literacy outcomes for Arizona’s children from birth to age eight, with strategic focus on school readiness and third-grade reading proficiency. Founding partners include First Things First, Arizona Department of Education, Arizona Community Foundation, Helios Education Foundation, and Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust. The Read On Arizona advisory board also includes the Arizona State Board of Education, the Governor’s Office of Education, and several other philanthropic organizations and key literacy stakeholders. Read On Arizona also supports local literacy efforts through a network of Read On communities that apply the same strategic approaches of the statewide Read On Arizona collaboration to coordinate and maximize their collective efforts.
Ms. Clark is an experienced educational leader with a strong record of achievement. She previously served as Executive Director of Bring Me A Book Foundation, a statewide early children’s literacy organization committed to strengthening the language and emerging literacy skills of California’s underserved children. She also served as the Executive Director for the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation, overseeing the foundation’s arts, education, and workforce development programs, including the Fred Rogers Scholarship Awards, the College Internship program, and the Archive of American Television. In addition, she formerly served as Executive Director of the Literacy Network of Greater Los Angeles, a coalition of 250 literacy providers serving over 500,000 learners.
Ms. Clark graduated with honors from Brown University.
- State Lead (Arizona), National Campaign For Grade-Level Reading
- Chair and Member, K-3 Literacy Ad Hoc Committee for Arizona State Board of Education
- Member, Comprehensive Literacy State Development Leadership Team
- Lead Partner, Arizona Statewide Family Engagement Center Project
- Master Trainer, Harvard Lectio Literacy Program Design Evaluation, Arizona Leadership Team
Terri Clark, Arizona Literacy Director